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The capital and largest city of Burkina Faso, in the central part of the country. It was founded in the late 11th century and is today a trade and distribution center.


(Placename) the capital of Burkina Faso, on the central plateau: terminus of the railway from Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire). Pop: 870 000 (2005 est)


(ˌwɑ gəˈdu gu)

the capital of Burkina Faso, in the central part. 442,223.
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All projects are managed from a regional office in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso that has a permanent team of 25 including geologists, technicians and office staff under the direction of Pascal Marquis, Exploration Manager.
BRUSSELS, Jan 18 (KUNA) - President of the European Parliament (EP) Martin Schulz condemned on Monday the terror attacks in Istanbul and Ouagadougou on January 12 and 15 respectively, and called for more EU-wide cooperation to counter terrorism.
Ouagadougou, Muharram 13, 1436, November 06, 2014, SPA -- Burkina Faso will undergo a one-year political
Pourtant, la feuille de match FIFA de la rencontre du 12 octobre a Ouagadougou ne fait pas etat d'une telle sanction a l'encontre du joueur de Lekhwiya mais les Burkinabes affirment qu'il s'agit d'une erreur de l'arbitre qui aurait omis de signaler l'avertissement brandi contre Bougherra.
9, 2010 (TAP) - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore received, on Tuesday in Ouagadougou, Foreign Affairs Minister Kamel Morjane who is leading the Tunisian delegation to the Tunisian-Burkinabe joint committee's 6th session, held on February 8-9 in Ouagadougou.
Summary: Rabat - The parties signatory to the joint declaration of Ouagadougou expressed their heartfelt thanks to HM King Mohammed VI for the Kingdom's generous support in solving the Guinean crisis.
Telmob offers mobile telephony primarily in the cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, whose networks were also set up by Siemens mobile.
The main mission of CIFAL Ouagadougou and CIFAL-Durban is to improve decentralized and local governance to develop the capacity of decentralized and local entities through training and networking.
PARIS, Ramadan 27, 1435, July 24, 2014, SPA -- There were likely many French passengers on the Air Algerie flight which disappeared en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, France's transport minister said, according to Reuters.
L'enjeu est tres motivant bien sur, mais il n'y a pas que cela[beaucoup plus grand que], a declare le technicien bosnien avant de poursuivre: [beaucoup moins que]La defaite du match aller a Ouagadougou m'est restee en travers de la gorge.
Summary: Rabat - Morocco expressed on Saturday its great satisfaction following the signature, Friday in Ouagadougou, of a Declaration laying down the terms of the transitional phase in the Republic of Guinea.
Channel as operator under the Joint Venture with Solomon Resources Limited ("Solomon") will resume drilling October 6th, 1997 on the Bombore First Target which is located on the Bombore Permit, 80 kilometres east of Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, West Africa.